Farmington City Council approves sale of former 47th District Courthouse Property
At the October 2 Farmington City Council Meeting, the Council approved a $250,000 offer from Boji Development Incorporated to purchase the former 47th District Court courthouse property on Ten Mile Road east of Farmington.
The concept development plan is for 14 detached-single family homes. The purchase price assumes that the developer will be responsible for the demolition of the existing structures on the property.
Other proposals were submitted by DS Building Company and DA Building. Council chose Boji Development because they felt more confident with that proposed site development plan.
The next step is for the city attorney and administration to negotiate a purchase agreement to bring back and have approved by the city council. After that, the Farmington Planning Commission will review the Plan Unit Development preliminary concept plans. Once approved, the plans will be moved to a public hearing and then will need approval by City Council.
According to Economic and Community Development Director Kevin Christiansen, the Planning Commission oversees the overall plan for redevelopment of the Courthouse Property to include layout of the streets, utility locations and single family lots, as well as the elevations – architectural plans – of the proposed houses.
The Old 47th District Courthouse Property has been vacant for about 14 years. The City of Farmington owns the property and has been marketing/selling it for the past five years. The Thomas A. Duke Company has been brokering the property on behalf of the City of Farmington.
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